high-toned

adjective
\ ˈhī-ˈtōnd How to pronounce high-toned (audio) \

Definition of high-toned

1 : high in social, moral, or intellectual quality

First Known Use of high-toned

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“High-toned.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-toned. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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high-toned

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English Language Learners Definition of high-toned

chiefly US
: having a high moral or intellectual tone or quality

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